The academy programme and ‘get into golf’ complete beginner taster sessions

Who can join the Academy programme?

The programme is open to both beginners and to those returning to golf. The purpose of the Academy is to help those wishing to take up golf for the first time and returning golfers to improve their playing ability in order to achieve full membership of the club as quickly as possible. The programme provides both tuition and playing opportunities so you become a player not just a learner.

How does the Academy programme operate?

The programme is initially for a period of one year although, if required, can be extended. Although Academy Members are not full Members of the Club, they may use the Bar, Changing Rooms, Practice Facilities and the course.

What benefits do I enjoy as an Academy Member?

What does the Academy programme cost?

£475 for 12 months with no joining fee.

What happens when I complete the Academy programme?

At the end of your initial year or earlier if your progress warrants it, your Mentor and the Committee Member responsible for the Academy will meet with you to review your progress and agree the way forward. 

You will be encouraged to apply for full membership of the club at any time during the programme once you have produced the required number of cards. You will then go through the Club’s membership process.

If you are interested in joining the Academy or simply would like to talk to someone to discuss the opportunities please contact our Assistant Secretary, Jane Edwards on 01883 712274 or email